Skydiver Hopes to Make Supersonic Jump Over NM

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Preparations for extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner to make a death-defying 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert are on hold Tuesday morning due to winds, but his team is hopeful the winds will die down and he

In a photo provided by Red Bull, pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria, sits in his capsule during the preparations for the final manned flight of the Red Bull Stratos mission in Roswell, N.M. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Red Bull, Joerg Mitter)

Preparations for extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner to make a death-defying 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert are on hold Tuesday morning due to winds, but his team is hopeful the winds will die down and he'll still make the jump.

Baumgartner's team says winds on the ground are still, but are in the high teens at about 700 feet, which is about the height of the top of the balloon.

Baumgarterner's team is on hold, hoping the winds die down in time to get the mission prepped and the helium balloon launched before the window for a high-altitude flight closes around 10 a.m. Mountain time.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 173272441 - 1011now.com/a?a=173272441